Short stories are often considered to be the most perfect form of fiction
writing, and nearly every author of merit has many great tales to their
name. We feature some of the most famous authors of short stories such as O.
Henry, Saki (Hector Monro), Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Jack
London and Henry James. Alongside them we have the stories of great
dramatists and novelists such as Anton Chekhov, Daniel Defoe, Charles
Dickens, Aldous Huxley, Antony Trollope and Emile Zola; and
undeservedly lesser known authors such as the hilarious Ambrose Bierce, and Barnaby Rich
(whose 1581 book 'Farewell to the Military Profession' provided Shakespeare
with the plot for "Twelfth Night").
Collections by individual authors include P.G. Wodehouse's brilliant
The Man Upstairs, Edgar
Allen Poe's Tales of
Mystery and Imagination and James Joyce's controversial classic Dubliners.
Send any comments about our short stories by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.